Pasadena Water & Power

Urban Water Management Plan

Pasadena Water and Power has prepared the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) to comply with the Urban Water Management Planning Act, California Water Code Sections 10610 through 10656.  The plan was approved by City Council following a public hearing on June 13, 2016. The Final 2015 UWMP including appendices is available for review: 


The Water Integrated Resources Plan (WIRP) adopted by City Council on January 31, 2011, provides a long-term water resource strategy through the year 2035 and serves as the primary source document for the preparation of the 2015 UWMP.

The WIRP contains information on water demands, water supply and conservation options, preferred water resource portfolio, and an implementation strategy and schedule. The UWMP additionally includes water use targets, water supply reliability and water shortage contingency planning, and demand management measures.

Key actions over the next five years to ensure compliance with the Water Conservation Bill and that our water supply planning is adequate:

  • Reduce baseline daily per capita water use of 210 gallons per capita per day (gpcd) by 20% by 2020 to 169 gpcd. PWP plans to achieve the required reduction through additional water conservation and by using recycled water.
  • Supplement supplies and reduce PWPs reliance on imported water through the implementation of the first phase of the Recycled Water Project. 
  • Implement additional water conservation BMPs in addition to current conservation efforts.
  • Advance the planning of other major projects that will increase PWPs water supply reliability such as the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project.
PWP will continue to track actual water demands and supplies to determine that we are on target to meet our goals for 2020 and beyond.

For more information, please contact:

Pasadena Water and Power
Ms. Elisa Ventura
150 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 200
Pasadena, California 91101


2010 Urban Water Management Plan Documents

The UWMP is prepared every 5 years, and prior to the current 2015 version, was last prepared in 2010.

FINAL ADOPTED 2010 UWMP and Appendices 

Water Usage Gauge